The term “masked depression” (hidden depression) was once used to describe a condition where a person with depression experienced physical symptoms, called somatic or somatoform symptoms, without feeling the psychological or mood symptoms typically associated with it.
The physical signs associated with it can include:
chronic pain, especially headache, back pain, and joint pain,
rapid heart rate,
They also can be combined with cognitive and behavioural symptoms. People sometimes call this condition “smiling depression.”
An accurate diagnosis and treatment will help you feel better physically and emotionally.
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Source: Health Line